Friday, December 3, 2010

Barbara Johnston Uihlein Gesell’s Doves of Peace

Amount Ingredient 
1 pkg active dry yeast 
2 cups milk (scalded) 
6 Tbsp sugar 
6 cups flour 
2 tsp salt 
2 eggs, beaten 
¼ lb butter, melted 
1 egg, beaten 
2 TBSPwater
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Sprinkle yeast on warm (not hot) milk in large bowl. Add sugar, 3 cups of flour, salt, 2 eggs and beat until smooth and elastic. Beat in cooled melted butter. Add 3 more cups flour and work in with hands to form a medium-stiff dough. Turn on lightly floured board and cover and let rest 10 minutes. Knead until smooth and
elastic. Let rise in warm place until double in bulk.
Roll dough on floured board into a rectangle ½ inch thickness. Cut into 24 strips, ½ inch wide. Roll strip in ropes 9 inches. Tie each rope into loose knot one end shorter than the other. Pinch short ends to resemble birds head and beak. Flatten long end and snip with scissors to produce a fringe (tail feathers about 5 or 6) place in greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water. Let rise.
Bake in oven until golden (15 minutes). Add cloves for eyes. 

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